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Bless You Boys Jan 24, 2018
Keith Law ranks only two Tigers prospects in his top 100 list

Keith Law ranks only two Tigers prospects in his top 100 list

The ESPN Insider provides the most bearish take yet on the Tigers rebuild. Keith Law released his annual top 100 prospect list for ESPN this week, and he is decidedly less impressed with the Tigers’ rebuilding efforts than some. In Law’s view, the organization did very well in the Justin Verlander trade back in August. Starting pitcher Franklin Perez, and outfielder Daz Cameron, came over from the Astros in the deal, and each finds himself ranked in Law’s top 100 for 2018. However, those two players were the only Tigers farmhands to make an appearance. Matt Manning and Alex Faedo...
Bless You Boys Jan 22, 2018
Baseball Prospectus names Franklin Perez top Tigers prospect

Baseball Prospectus names Franklin Perez top Tigers prospect

They also like Beau Burrows more than most. Baseball Prospectus weighed in on the growth in the Detroit Tigers farm system over the past year with the release of their Tigers prospect rankings on Monday. There were some surprises, but the top dog wasn’t one of them. Righthander Franklin Perez, acquired from the Houston Astros in the Justin Verlander deal, is the clear consensus top prospect in Detroit’s system. Beyond that, however, things get a little more interesting. The Tigers’ 2015 first round pick, 21-year-old righthander Beau Burrows, was a bit of a surprise on BP’s list,...
Bless You Boys Jan 22, 2018
Tigers land 3 players on Baseball America’s top 100 prospect rankings

Tigers land 3 players on Baseball America’s top 100 prospect rankings

Detroit’s farm system is gaining more respect after years in the doldrums. After years of having one of the worst farm systems in baseball, the Detroit Tigers landed three prospects on Baseball America’s 2018 top 100 prospect rankings released on Monday morning. Right-handed pitchers Franklin Perez, Alex Faedo, and Matt Manning made the list as the No. 35, 50, and 78 prospects in baseball, respectively. Perez, acquired in the trade that sent Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros last August, is the organization’s consensus top prospect. Baseball America listed him first in their...

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